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    SADOW: The Coming EITC Retention Mistake

SADOW: The Coming EITC Retention Mistake

When Gov. Bobby Jindal reveals his fiscal year 2016 budget tomorrow, it looks as if he will continue the trend of advocating tepid solutions to Louisiana’s pressing budgetary difficulties and

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    SADOW: The Motion Picture Tax Credit Reform Bill Is Pretty Weak Sauce

SADOW: The Motion Picture Tax Credit Reform Bill Is Pretty Weak Sauce

The film industry has scrambled successfully to keep from drying up its mother milk from Louisiana taxpayers, if the suggested “fixes” to the Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit contained in

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    SADOW: There’s Nothing Magical About Mitch Landrieu, And Louisiana’s Democrats Are Stuck

SADOW: There’s Nothing Magical About Mitch Landrieu, And Louisiana’s Democrats Are Stuck

If it isn’t official, it should be: it’s John Bel or bust for Louisiana’s Democrats, as the filing of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s campaign finance report subsequent to his

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    SADOW: So Far, The Lt. Governor Race Looks Like A Nungesser-Young Battle

SADOW: So Far, The Lt. Governor Race Looks Like A Nungesser-Young Battle

Having reviewed the implications of financial reporting for Louisiana statewide candidates’ chances for the governor’s and attorney general’s contests, it’s time to review the last of the hotly contested races

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    SADOW: It’s Time For Louisiana To Dump Useless Vehicle Inspection Fees

SADOW: It’s Time For Louisiana To Dump Useless Vehicle Inspection Fees

Louisiana may be grubbing for revenues at this time, but it acts best to emulate its neighbor by eliminating the almost totally useless vehicle general inspections and fees that are

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    SADOW: Another Shot At A UNO-SUNO Merger In The Offing?

SADOW: Another Shot At A UNO-SUNO Merger In The Offing?

Better late than never, never let a crisis go to waste, or whatever saying fits to describe an attempt to do what made far too much sense years ago, which

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SADOW: Louisiana’s Budget Resolution Hangs On The Politics Of Definitions

  SADOW: Louisiana’s Budget Resolution Hangs On The Politics Of Definitions

As policy-makers scramble to find ways to make sure Louisiana can find enough money to spare itself, principally in higher

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SADOW: Caddo School System Shrinks, But The Tax Burden It Demands Sure Doesn’t

  SADOW: Caddo School System Shrinks, But The Tax Burden It Demands Sure Doesn’t

Last month, the Caddo Parish School Board unanimously put on the ballot in May a plan to use $108 million

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SADOW: Looks More And More Like John Bel Edwards Is The Dems’ Hope For Governor

  SADOW: Looks More And More Like John Bel Edwards Is The Dems’ Hope For Governor

With all Louisiana gubernatorial candidates having publicized, if not filed, their fundraising totals up until the end of last year,

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SADOW: Suspensions Of Tax Credits Could Lead To Budget Fireworks This Spring

  SADOW: Suspensions Of Tax Credits Could Lead To Budget Fireworks This Spring

So with even the Gov. Bobby Jindal Administration ready to talk about rolling away temporarily tax breaks, what seems a

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SADOW: Jindal Bucked Louisiana Tradition And Got Hurt Doing It

  SADOW: Jindal Bucked Louisiana Tradition And Got Hurt Doing It

Naturally, Republican conservative Gov. Bobby Jindal has faced a constant barrage from the liberals and their mainstream media handmaidens for

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SADOW: Stupid Licensing Rules Ought To Become A Campaign Issue This Fall

  SADOW: Stupid Licensing Rules Ought To Become A Campaign Issue This Fall

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, as Pres. Barack Obama surely is with a call Louisiana policy-makers

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SADOW: If You’re Looking For Somebody To Blame For The ER Closure, Look To Your Left

  SADOW: If You’re Looking For Somebody To Blame For The ER Closure, Look To Your Left

Predictably, critics who call the closure of the emergency room for Baton Rouge General Medical Center a failure of public

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SADOW: Bad Vote By Vitter, Boustany On Jones Act Changes

  SADOW: Bad Vote By Vitter, Boustany On Jones Act Changes

Sen. David Vitter’s ability to graft conservatism onto Louisiana’s populist political culture has made him a force in the state’s

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SADOW: Don’t Be Stupid – Raise Tuition To Save Higher Ed Budgets

  SADOW: Don’t Be Stupid – Raise Tuition To Save Higher Ed Budgets

As policy-makers cast about for ideas to stave off cuts into the hundreds of millions of dollars to Louisiana’s higher

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SADOW: Politicians In Caddo Parish Make Lousy Venture Capitalists

  SADOW: Politicians In Caddo Parish Make Lousy Venture Capitalists

With more disappointing news coming from their venture capitalist endeavor in addition to other questionable actions, members of the Caddo

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SADOW: Make Your Kids Take That PARCC Test If You Know What’s Good For Them

  SADOW: Make Your Kids Take That PARCC Test If You Know What’s Good For Them

This is starting to get ridiculous. So is preventing your children from being tested over material learned during the school

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SADOW: No, Don’t Follow Indiana’s Lead On Medicaid Expansion

  SADOW: No, Don’t Follow Indiana’s Lead On Medicaid Expansion

Now that Indiana has made some accommodation to Medicaid expansion partly on its own terms, the question becomes whether this

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SADOW: David Duke Returns, Again

  SADOW: David Duke Returns, Again

Former presidential candidate, U.S. Senate candidate, U.S. House candidate, gubernatorial candidate, Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, state Senate candidate, and

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